CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Carolina Panthers tight end, Greg Olsen, opened up about more than his now viral photo with teammate Luke Keuchly when he was a special guest on WBTV's "Morning Break" Friday morning.
Olsen also talked about a video that Panthers center Ryan Kalil posted, spoofing Cam Newton's infamous Instagram birthday video.
The video was posted in early June showing a split between Newton's video featuring 2 Chainz "Birthday Song" and Kalil's redux, side-by-side.
According to The Charlotte Observer, Newton's video was big budget, using a production crew to make a big budget music video to document an expensive getaway in Central America. Kalil's is much more low tech, and intentionally so, but every bit as much fun.
Kalil said the video was shot at Lake Toxaway in Transylvania County, NC, about a three-hour drive from Charlotte.
Olsen says a camping trip is a yearly event with the offense line, tight ends and Kuechly.
"He gets a token invite," Olsen joked. "He's a great outdoorsman. So we all share a big tent and we always tell him we just invite him because he sets up the tent. And he puts our lures on the hooks. He's like that guy."
Olsen said the video was "all Ryan."
"We probably filmed the footage in a few hours and then by the next morning it was in my email," he said.
"I had a lot of pressure, man," Olsen said about his part in the video. "My first couple of takes weren't as enthusiastic and then I guess everybody was like 'come on, if you're gonna do it, we gotta do it,' and I was like 'alright.' I don't know why I got that job."
"If you know Greg, he was perfect for that role," Kalil told The Observer. "It couldn't have worked out any better."
Kalil said the entire video was shot, and edited, on his iPhone.